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  • You won't have Villaraigosa to kick around anymore

    You won't have Villaraigosa to kick around anymore
    Before Antonio Villaraigosa announced this week that he would not run for California's open U.S. Senate seat in 2016, some were framing a contest between the ex-Los Angeles mayor and state Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, previously San Francisco's district...
  • Some in GOP say Homeland Security funding lapse no big deal

    Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about. Numerous House Republicans say it's preferable to let the Homeland Security Department go unfunded for a few...
  • Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed

    Diane Moyer: Legislation to require full background checks of all school workers needed
    Few people pray that their job will become obsolete. I do. As legal director for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, which partners with the Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley and the 49 other rape crisis centers in Pennsylvania, I see many...
  • House Republican leaders scrap education vote

    In a political embarrassment for Republicans, House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly cancelled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives. The bill would keep the...
  • The health care case: Fear and loathing at the Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON Claudette Newsome of Houston knows the peril and pain of life without health insurance. When her husband, Michael, was diagnosed with a deadly sarcoma in 2007, his lost income and lack of quality health insurance forced the family into...
  • Fresno Mayor Swearengin passes on race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat

    Fresno Mayor Swearengin passes on race for Barbara Boxer's Senate seat
    Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who received the most support among potential Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in a new poll, has decided not to run in the 2016 contest, said advisor Tim Clark. “She’s going to sit this out,” Clark...
  • UNC board votes to kill poverty center, protesters led away

    North Carolina public university leaders decided Friday to kill an anti-poverty center headed by a sharp critic of Republican lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory, taking their vote after protesters disrupted their meeting and were led out by campus police,...
  • Gavin Newsom banks more than $700,000 for 2018 gubernatorial bid

    Gavin Newsom banks more than $700,000 for 2018 gubernatorial bid
    In the two weeks since he launched his 2018 gubernatorial bid, Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has raised nearly $727,000 for the contest, according to a financial disclosure statement filed with the California secretary of state’s office....
  • Rubio on immigration: I've learned my lesson

    OXON HILL, Md. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida delighted a gathering of conservative activists from around the country Friday morning, saying America doesn't owe him anything but that he owes a "debt to America that I will never be able to repay." Before a...
  • Santorum talks threats to U.S. at conservative confab

    Rick Santorum, the runner-up for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presidential primaries, told an annual gathering of conservatives that the 2016 contest is going to be a different race. It's a serious time, the former Pennsylvania senator told the...
  • Fighting a bad cold, Biden cancels trip to Uruguay

    Vice President Joe Biden abruptly canceled a planned trip to Uruguay on Friday, citing a bad cold that he's been fighting for days. Yet he planned to move ahead with a later visit to Guatemala, keeping the vice president out of the country during...